Town House Renovation

To the Editor: Marion Selectmen explain the decision to move forward with town house renovation project. The Board of Selectmen are the elected representatives of all of the residents of the Town of Marion. It is our job and our solemn responsibility to exercise our best judgment as we complete the task of representing our […] Read more »

Marion Town House

To the Citizens of Marion: There is currently a Citizen Petition, Article 36, to be presented at Town Meeting that proposes scrapping the entire Town House Renovation Plan and limiting Town House renovations to $200,000 per year. Mr. Ted North, the author, does not call it renovation but a “preserve and repair approach.” I call […] Read more »

Valuing and Voting the Gift

To the Editor: Valuing and Voting the Gift Not long ago at our Centennial, Marion held a celebration honoring the generosity of Elizabeth Taber. A two-night musical tribute at the Music Hall was sold out. It appears our town’s residents value the gifts and commitment of this wise, forward-thinking citizen. At another centennial event, as […] Read more »

Dear Tri-Town Community

Dear Tri-Town Community: Last year, together we were able to raise $1,905 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through my Pan-Mass Challenge ride. This year, I am seriously upping the ante and will be riding in a 163-mile course in the PMC on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5. My goal this year is to […] Read more »

Mattapoisett is Special

To the Editor: Firstly, I’d like to thank Mr. & Mrs. Planning Board member very much for your help on my petition. Thank you again. We are moving forward very well, getting ready for town meeting on May 14. Article – Recreational marijuana establishment ban, will be Article # “One” on the agenda at town […] Read more »

Friends of Mattapoisett Council

Dear Editor: The Friends of Mattapoisett Council on Aging hold several luncheons and events throughout the year at no cost to the public. These events are possible because a small group of volunteers worked very hard to make it happen. March 31 was the Annual Pie & Bake Sale, which was a resounding success. I […] Read more »

Dear Citizens of Marion

Dear Citizens of Marion: It is time to give the town’s dedicated staff a better place to work. Seven long years ago a building study revealed how much work the Town House needed and what it would cost to simply repair it. The study triggered the appointment of a building committee that soon determined piecemeal […] Read more »

Thank You Police and EMTs

To the Editor: The friends and family of Ethel Wall would like to thank our Police and EMTs of Mattapoisett for their quick and professional response to her call for help in her home emergency. It is because of them that our Ethel is alive and doing well. A heart-felt thanks to you all. Joyce […] Read more »

Marion Planning Board

Dear Editor: I am writing to correct a misimpression that may have arisen as a result of the comments I addressed to the Planning Board on April 2 (“Resident Critical of Town, Developer” – The Wanderer, April 5, 2018) concerning the condominium project at 324 Front Street in Marion. All Town personnel with whom I […] Read more »

Town House Renovation

To the Editor: A few facts about the Marion Town House Renovation… The Town House Building Committee has refined the plan and costs again and again over the past six years. The reconstruction will take the building down to the studs. The projected estimates are all inclusive and there is a generous contingency amount included […] Read more »